Jordan Humanitarian Fund

The Jordan Humanitarian Fund (JHF) is a multi-donor Country based Pooled Fund established in 2014 as a response to the increasing needs and operational complexity of the Syria crisis.

Country-based Pooled Funds are humanitarian financing instruments established by the Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC). They are managed by OCHA at the country-level under the leadership of the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC). Donor contributions to each Country-based Pooled Fund are un-earmarked and allocated by the Humanitarian Coordinator through an in-country consultative process.

Scope of the Jordan Humanitarian Fund

The JHF focuses primarily on responding to urgent humanitarian needs through filling funding gaps and responding rapidly to new or unforeseen emergency needs, with exceptional funding for coordination, early action, preparedness, and resilience activities. The Jordan Emergency Response Fund also addresses the humanitarian needs in southern Syria in case of direct funding support for cross-border operations.

Within the programmatic framework of the Jordan Response Plan (JRP), the (JHF) enables the delivery of humanitarian assistance by:

  1. Promoting needs-based assistance in accordance with the humanitarian principles of humanity, partiality, neutrality and independence;
  2. Responding rapidly to critical life-saving needs, with a particular focus on most acute needs in underserved areas;
  3. Improving the relevance and coherence of the humanitarian response by strategically funding assessed humanitarian needs identified in the Syria Strategic Response Plan;
  4. Strengthening coordination and leadership, primarily through the cluster/sector system and function of the Humanitarian Coordinator.

Who can access the Jordan Humanitarian Fund?

Country based Pooled Funds are managed by OCHA and made available to National Non-Governmental Organizations (NNGOs), International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs), Red Cross/Crescent and UN agencies.

The JHF prioritizes the response for refugees in host community and works to enhance the capacities of local NGOs to provide humanitarian assistance for refugees in the camps and host communities.

Proposals should be submitted by eligible partners on the Grant Management System (GMS) at

Complaints Mechanism

The following email address, , is available to receive feedback from stakeholders who believe they have been treated incorrectly or unfairly during any of the Fund’s processes. OCHA will compile, review, address and (if necessary) raise the issues to the HC, who will then take a decision on appropriate follow-up action.

Humanitarian Element Story

Marah, a 12 year-old Syrian girl who survived three bullets in her leg is now able to walk again after over two years of intensive medical and physiotherapy treatment thanks to JHASI and FPSC clinics. Marah is a talented young painter who aspires to become a doctor and treat war wounded children around the world. Read the full story